Mbappé far ahead of Benzema …

French football team François Kulawik 07:56 – 18 November 2020


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The notes of the Blues

Didier Deschamps had opted for a 4-4-2 for this France-Sweden.


Hugo LLORIS (5)

Powerless on the first goal (4th), as on the second (88th). In the meantime, he had nothing to do. As often, he gave a lot of voice to guide his team.


Benjamin PAVARD (6)

Very offensive in the first period, he was rewarded for his activity with a winning volley (36th). His second goal in Blue, after the one you know …


Raphael VARANE (4)

We found the Varane sometimes feverish of Real: unhappy on the goal of Claesson, which he deflected the shot (4th); clumsy in front of Kulusevski, who could have obtained a penalty. Slightly injured, replaced by Kurt ZOUMA (46th).


Presnel KIMPEMBE (5)

He gave off more serenity than Varane, especially in the duel. But his performance is tarnished by this oversight in the marking, on Quaison’s second goal (88th).



He left a lot of space behind his back, and it is from his neglected side that the first Swedish goal (4th) comes. Little in sight offensively. He also touched, he gave way to Lucas DIGNE (46th).


Moussa SISSOKO (5)

Aligned as a right midfielder, he made a decent copy, better than the one against Finland. To his credit, two good centers for Giroud (12th, 53rd).


Paul POGBA (6)

For his third tenure in six days, he started with a bad recovery, guilty (4th). But the rest was better, with a good physical and technical impact in the midfield.


Adrien RABIOT (6)

Placed lower than in Portugal, it played a different role, making a very clean copy. Useful for recovery, just in its transmissions, and dangerous on a distant strike (39th). He still scored points. Replaced by Steven NZONZI (77th).


Marcus THURAM (7)

A header to start his match (7th), then an assist for Giroud (16th) gave him confidence. Starting from his left wing, he embarked on a superb series of dribbles, which led to Pavard’s goal (36th). Decisive, therefore, before giving way to Kylian MBAPPE (57th)


Kylian MBAPPE (Not rated)

Came into play in the 57th, he only needed two minutes to deliver a perfect cross for Giroud (59th). For his first game in two weeks, he showed desire.


Antoine GRIEZMANN (6)

Available at the heart of the game, he was involved in most French movements in the first period, including the action of the first goal (16th). We saw him more defending in the second half.


Olivier GIROUD (7)

A failed header (12th) then a victorious header (16th). A failed header (53rd) then a victorious header (59th). Giroud did in deja vu, and he replayed the role of the striker who scores when his place with the Blues is threatened. Replaced Kingsley COMAN (84th), who scored against the goal quickly (90th + 5).

Kylian Mbappé came into play for the last half hour and took advantage of the match against Sweden (4-2) to confirm his incredible precocity.

On the flank for the first two matches against Finland and Portugal, Kylian mbappe did as expected his return on the occasion of the reception of Sweden at the Stade de France. On the bench at kickoff, the Parisian striker replaced Marcus Thuram per hour of play.

An entry into the game which allowed the former Monegasque to honor his 39th selection. And to maintain its record of precocity in the matter.

No player in the history of the France team has posted so many caps at 22. Its dolphin in the matter, Karim Benzema, had only 27 at his age.

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